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During our recent visit to Cape Town, we ate at this restaurant on the strong recommendation from the owner of our hotel. He was right! Very good good, BYOB nad great staff and a very friendly efficnet waitress. great food...highly recommended
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 24 March 2024 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food. My husband loves Italian food but as a gluten intolerant person, Italian food can be tricky - or so thought until today. Everything was so fresh and so tasty. We loved it and will be back for sure. 10/10

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

We had trouble deciding on our food as there were so many appealing options. our final choices encompassed a rage, a seafood pasta and a risotto. All were excellent, paired with a beautiful red wine and were finished with three gelato choices. The service was...fun, attentive and knowledgeable. We want to come back! Miss you already xxMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Superb. Probably the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been too. Visited circa 79 countries and 200+ cities and let’s face it we all do out for Italian food. But this has to be the best tasting meal I have ever had. And being from London...the price of £70 for a 3 course meal for 2 and a bottle of wine is mind blowing. When we left we booked another table for the next night and our last night in Cape Town.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

They managed to fit a hungry two in, thank heavens. We'd eaten well but Italian is our soul food. Walking from the hotel in the semi-darkness that is now the world of "load shedding" the restaurant beamed like a small sun out of the darkness,...festooning us with both smiles and aromas. We ate well, choosing conservatively but was rewarded with the love we hoped for. Like all busy places, you need to be firm as to your needs, and precise, and that worked a treat.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 8 February 2024

Food and people are lovely, but the waitress was very rude. After we gave her a tip she came back that it wasn’t enough and gave us a very angry face. We determine the tip, not the waitress, otherwise include this on the bill. We...felt intimidated by her and left the restaurant with a very negative feelingMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

The quality of ingredients is always high in Cape Town, but we had previously leaned towards South African cuisine as we can eat good Italian food back in Scotland. However, we thought we would give here a try. It was Excellent, really great pasta sauces...terrific, we have a great night and could not have faulted anything.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Had an excellent 3 course meal here. The parmigiana was excellent and the Ragu was one of the best outside Italy. It even had slow cooked veal within the sauce which was great. Staff very friendly and seating inside or outside. Worth a visit. Good...value as well.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024 via mobile

Excellent range of food from classic Italian to seafood to steaks and more. The Sole I had was excellent as was the crayfish tails. Street parking outside with security. Reasonably quiet too. A well known & popular Cape Town restaurant for locals in Green Point...that has been under same management for years & is consistently good. Prices are average.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We were a table of 10 and our food took in excess of 1.5 hours to arrive. The waiter was very apologetic and did what he could. The manageress couldn’t be bothered to come to our table to apologise. We left immediately after eating.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023

Biggest ripoff. My ravioli was salty and small portion. Charged R40 for extra salad dressing. Waitress useless and got drinks order wrong and rude to us. Very unimpressed

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

We were staying close by and stumbled upon this excellent restaurant. The food was so fresh and delicious. If your in the mood for a fine Italian meal, then check this place out.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

It's one of the best italian restaurant in Cape Town, great variety of food to choose and Paula ( the manager ) super kind and helpful. Andrea

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance as it was near our apartment. We arrived late but this was no problem and a friendly waitress seated us. Our whole experience was wonderful from start to finish. The menu sounds appetising, which made for some difficult choices....We shared a starter of whitebait which was lightly fried with a tasty lemon mayonnaise. I then chose aubergine parmegiani which was great. The service was perfect and the prices reasonable.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

Outstanding from start to finish. A really lovely welcome from the front of house lady as we arrived and our server was enthusiastic and explained all the specials really well. Our food was excellent (Caprese salad and ceviche followed by the special tuna spaghetti and...veal with lemon butter sauce) a very nice bottle of Waterford Sauvignon Blanc and a couple of beers. Great value at 1,400 Rand. We’ll be back for sure.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

The food took over an hour and when it arrived the tortellini special was stale. Although the sauce was delicious. My wife had pasta vongole which was very disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2023
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They sell alcohol. You should send email and ask them if they also BYO. I would rather doubt that they would permit BYO.
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